Alesya Opelt

I know some women only work because they have to, but I’d actually flip that around and say that I have to work. Because I truly love it. Work is simply my favorite thing. In fact, I’ve been working since I was 14, obsessed with the idea of getting something important done.

My first job was as a page at the Adrian Public Library in Michigan. After college, I started my career at a search engine company in Silicon Valley. I moved to London for a time, and ultimately became VP of Marketing for a technology company.

Now I live in Charleston with my charming husband and sometimes charming daughters. (At 6 and 3 they are still working on their pleasing personalities.) My most recent line of bags for professional women was launched in October 2015 and can be found at